Noun Definition


1.Definition: (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand

"It took two strokes to get out of the bunker", "A good shot requires good balance and tempo", "He left me an almost impossible shot"

Related Noun(s):stroke

Category: General

2.Definition: a blow hard enough to cause injury

"He is still recovering from a shot to his leg", "I caught him with a solid shot to the chin"

Category: General

3.Definition: a chance to do something

"He wanted a shot at the champion"

Related Noun(s):crack

Category: General

4.Definition: a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film

Related Noun(s):scene

Category: General

5.Definition: a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

"He is a crack shot", "A poor shooter"

Related Noun(s):shooter

Category: People

6.Definition: a small drink of liquor

"He poured a shot of whiskey"

Related Noun(s):nip

Category: General

7.Definition: a solid missile discharged from a firearm

"The shot buzzed past his ear"

Related Noun(s):pellet

Category: Objects

8.Definition: an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect

"His parting shot was `drop dead'", "She threw shafts of sarcasm", "She takes a dig at me every chance she gets"

Related Noun(s):barb, dig, gibe, jibe, shaft, slam

Category: General

9.Definition: an attempt to score in a game

Category: General

10.Definition: an estimate based on little or no information

Related Noun(s):guess, guesswork

Category: General

11.Definition: an explosive charge used in blasting

Category: Objects

12.Definition: an informal photograph; usually made with a small hand-held camera

"My snapshots haven't been developed yet", "He tried to get unposed shots of his friends"

Related Noun(s):snap, snapshot

Category: Objects

13.Definition: informal words for any attempt or effort

"He gave it his best shot", "He took a stab at forecasting"

Related Noun(s):stab

Category: General

14.Definition: sports equipment consisting of a heavy metal ball used in the shot put

"He trained at putting the shot"

Category: Objects

15.Definition: the act of firing a projectile

Category: General

16.Definition: the act of putting a liquid into the body by means of a syringe

"The nurse gave him a flu shot"

Related Noun(s):injection

Category: General

17.Definition: the launching of a missile or spacecraft to a specified destination

Related Noun(s):blastoff

Category: General